New Zealand Grand Rail Explorer



per person
Duration: 11 Nights
Destination: Queenstown, New Zealand
Region: Australia/ New Zealand
Deal Code: PANSZVR




This once-in-a-lifetime experience will see you explore the scenic wonders of New Zealand from Queenstown to Auckland aboard three iconic train journeys. Traverse the South Island’s breathtaking natural landscapes aboard the world-famous TranzAlpine. Journey to the top of the south along the spectacular coastline with the Coastal Pacific, cruise the Cook Strait before navigating through the rugged terrain on the historic Northern Explorer.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

  • 11 nights hand-picked accommodation (3.5/4 star hotels)
  • 5 day car hire from Queenstown to Greymouth 
  • Milford Sound cruise with lunch ex Queenstown
  • TranzAlpine rail journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Coastal Pacific rail journey from Christchurch to Picton
  • Interislander ferry from Picton to Wellington
  • Northern Explorer rail journey from Wellington to Auckland
  • Shuttle transfers in Christchurch, Wellington & Auckland

Rate is per person twin share and valid for departures 30 Sep, 07 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, & 28 Oct 2024

November and December departures also available, seasonal surcharges apply

On sale until 31 July 2024, unless sold out prior.

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Rightly described as one of the greatest train journeys in the world, our TranzAlpine route across the mountainous spine of our South Island is truly spectacular.

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Greymouth and Christchurch. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

Coastal Pacific

With the Pacific Ocean lapping at its wheels and the Kaikoura ranges rising majestically above, the Coastal Pacific is undoubtedly one of the world's most picturesque train journeys.

Soak up the sun, sea, and sand, while winding your way around New Zealand's gorgeous east coast on your rail journey.

Northern Explorer

The Northern Explorer rumbles through the heart of the North Island on an epic journey that covers 680km of New Zealand's finest scenery, as it travels between Auckland and Wellington.

Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.

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Terms & Conditions

Pricing featured is based on 2 adults sharing and priced as per person in Australian Dollars. Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice. Valid for select travel dates in 2024. Due to Great Train Journeys schedules, this package must start on a Monday in Queenstown. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates apply including special events and holiday periods. Accommodation will be confirmed at time of booking. Car hire based on a Compact Auto with Budget based on pick up Queenstown Airport on Day 1 from 9am and drop off Greymouth on Day 5 by 2pm. Budget inclusive policy and conditions apply. One way fee of NZ$150 to be paid direct. Budget can only be confirmed 11 months prior to travel. Scenic Plus upgrade is available for an additional cost and can be quoted at time of enquiry. Flights not included.